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Mayor of Watford presents generous donation to local charity

 Published on: 8th December 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

The Watford based charity, Signpost, have been presented a generous donation of £4,350 by the elected Mayor of Watford, Baroness Dorothy Thornhill MBE. Signpost has supported Watford residents aged 11-25 ever since 1973. Last year, the charity helped over 400 young people. One-to-one counselling, coaching sessions and outreach activities are available to help overcome a range of issues such as depression and abuse. Dorothy said: “I am very honoured that a number of local businesses have again chosen to kindly sponsor my Christmas card. Many thanks to Warner Bros., Sigma, Veolia, West Herts Golf Club, Everyone Active, Watford Colosseum, Humphreys Data Management, Watford Football Club and Wenta (Watford Enterprise Agency). I am so pleased that their generous donations will have a positive impact for my chosen charity Signpost this year, so that they can continue helping young people in Watford and across South and West Hertfordshire.” Local charities, voluntary groups and businesses will receive the annual Christmas card this year, which shows a photograph of Dorothy and local school children from Central Primary school in Watford. CEO of Signpost, William Allen added: “Signpost is delighted to be the Mayor’s Christmas card charity this year. As well as the valuable financial support for our work, it is great to have our profile raised in the community. It is especially important that young people know that free, community-based counselling is available locally at a time when teenage mental health is such a growing problem.” To find out more about the services offered by Signpost or to make a donation, please visit

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